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Is there an explanation for how alchemy works?

In The Kingkiller Chronicles, Patrick Rothfuss provides some rather detailed explanation about how the arcanists' sympathy works. Less background, but still some amount of framework, is provided for ...
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Why does Kvothe resist borrowing more than he needs from Devi?

Kvothe borrows from the gaelet "Demon" Devi on several occasions. Each time, she has a minimum amount that she's willing to lend, which is higher than what Kvothe needs. Each time, Kvothe tries very ...
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Why is Kvothe so weak in the present time?

I am wondering why Kvothe the Innkeeper is so weak. I assume everything will be explained in the 3rd book, but that appears to be scheduled for release too far in the future, so I am looking for ...
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What is the name of Kvothe’s mother?

(Spoilers for book two.) I think we have been given enough hints to establish that However, I’m still unclear about her first name. The only mention seems to be in the badly metred mock poem ...
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Is there a FAQ or centralized forum/group/list for the Kingkiller Chronicles?

In high school I was really into the Wheel of Time series, which had a lovely usenet newsgroup and well-maintained FAQ to help centralize discussion of the mysteries in the series. Does anybody know ...
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What is the Cthaeh in Wise Man's Fear?

What is the Cthaeh in Wise Man's Fear? Also, And what is it that Kvothe does that is so horrible? Didn't they sort of imply that he was the cause for the war? Is this Cthaeh supposed to be ...
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Does anyone know when Patrick Rothfuss will release KingKiller Vol3: “The Doors of Stone”? [closed]

I read The Name of the Wind a few years ago and was grumpy to find out that the following two books had not been published. The second book has finally come out, and I want to know if anyone knows ...
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In what city or town is Kvothe's Inn located?

In the Kingkiller Chronicles (The Name of the Wind and Wise Man's Fear), by Patrick Rothfuss, what city or town is Kvothe's inn located?